Polycystic Kidney Disease Center Program

May 2019 Council 

Lead Division/Office


Point(s) of Contact

Christine Maric-Bilkan, Ph.D.; Susan Mendley, M.D.

Executive Summary

This initiative will facilitate the dissemination of research resources between centers and with the wider PKD research community. Centers will develop, validate and share resources including cell lines, animal models, biospecimens, imaging, and clinical phenotyping. We propose an open competition to fund up to four PKD Research Centers each of which will include biomedical research cores and an administrative core, as well as a single Central Coordinating Site, to form a PKD Research Consortium.